Programs for Adults


Explore the theme of your choice and experiment with color, texture and materials. Enjoy dessert and hot drinks, and create your own works of art with professional instruction. No previous experience necessary!    


Fused Glass
December 7th, 5:00-7:00 pmSix fused glass plates with various designs.

No experience is needed for this hands-on glass fusing workshop. You will learn the basics of creating glass objects in a kiln, and create a fused glass plate and a small pendant or ornament.

Instructor: Margaret Donat, local artist and art educator
When: December 7, 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab
Cost: $55 (non-members) / $50 (members)
Includes art instruction, high quality art materials, and light refreshments.Four fused glass pendants.

REGISTER HERE. This workshop is full.

Call 474-5360 or email for more information.

Images courtesy of Margaret Donat.



Past Workshops

Encaustic Painting
(September 2016)

This hands-on encaustics workshop will examine approaches to using photographs, drawings, papers, and other objects that can be embedded into wax. We will address heating, fusing, and manipulating wax, as well as discuss colors, brushes, and where to find materials. Be inspired by museum objects as you experiment and create.

Instructor: Katlian Stark, Artist and Gallery Assistant at Well Street 

For a better experience, group size is limited to 10 participants.

Image courtesy of Katlian Stark

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
(for adults 50+)

Fall 2016
Living Alaska: Adding Contemporary Art to the Museum
Session II:  October 17-November 11, 2016
Wednesdays 3-4:30pm

The special exhibit, Living Alaska: A Decade of Collecting Contemporary Art for Alaska Museums, opens October 1 at the museum. This exhibit celebrates the Rasmuson Foundation’s Art Acquisition Fund which has provided grants to museums to collect current work by Alaska artists. In its first ten years, the fund distributed nearly $2 million and helped 33 museums purchase more than 1,000 works by 436 artists. Learn about collections acquired by the UA Museum of the North. Discover your museum and tour behind the scenes collections spaces. See the exhibit and create your own artwork with guidance.

Registration required. Register via OLLI

Spring 2017

OLLI students examine DNAThe Science of Museum Collections
Session II: March 20-April 21, 2017 (5 meetings)
Tuesdays 3-4:30pm

Enjoy a museum sampler! Discover collections and the science behind them. Explore a new subject each week. Curators and collections managers will share interesting facts about specimens they are charged with collecting, cataloging, conserving, and researching. Featured this session will be ethnology and history, genomic resources (DNA and frozen tissues), fishes, earth sciences (fossils and dinosaurs), and insects. Included will be tours of the UA Museum of the North collections and laboratory spaces plus hands-on activities presented by museum education.

Registration required. Register via OLLI


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